The vast majority of natural phenomena encountered in everyday life can be described in terms of nonlinear equations, which are often a consequence of a complex set of interactions among microscopic elements.
Many systems in nature are strongly interacting; examples include atomic nuclei, ultra-cold atoms, quantum liquids, and new exotic states of matter, such as the quark-gluon plasma and high-temperature superconductors.
Over the past century experimental observations and theory developments have driven remarkable changes in our understanding of the laws that govern the behavior of matter at small distances and the character of large cosmological structures.
The application of physics to biology represents one of the most rapidly growing frontiers of physics. In fact, some of the most interesting unsolved problems in all of science are related to biology and physics...
Community Outreach to Inspire the Next Generation of Scientists
Members of the department enjoy taking science out of the lab and into the community. Bringing hands-on activities and cutting edge science to the public, particularly K-12 classrooms, we will inspire the next generation of scientists.